Everyone should read or listen to personal development books everyday.
What’s that? You don’t think you need personal development books (aka: self-help books)? Well, maybe you don’t need them, but I guarantee your life would be better and you would be a better version of you if you read them. Even if you only spend 10 minutes a day reading or listening to personal development, you will change for the better.
Think about it. If you hear or read 10 minutes every single day messages like “Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term success” (Darren Hardy, The Compound Effect), “You are the only you that will ever be. You are kind of a big deal” (Jen Sincero, You Are A Badass), “The things that go wrong often make the best memories” (Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project), and “The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do” (Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit), you will be more conscious everyday of the impact your habits and choices have on not only your own well-being, but on that of those around you, too. You’ll start to believe in your own power to affect change around you, and you might just help make the world a better place.
Personal Development is one of the 4 Vital Behaviors that are recommended for Beachbody Coaches. The other Vital Behaviors include: Be A Product of the Product (because if you can’t show that the products work for you, how can you help others with their health using Beachbody products?); Recognize (shout it from the rooftops when someone on your team is doing well, or when a challenger is doing well, or when you just want to acknowledge someone for being who they are); and Invite (inviting people to join us in Challenge Groups and to the coaching opportunity is the most direct behavior that allows us to help people and build a business).
I find Personal Development to be the easiest one to do everyday without fail thanks to audiobooks via Audible. I just listen to it in the car on the way to and from work (work is only 4 miles from home, so I usually end up listening for about 15 minutes/day) and it’s done. Personal Development is one of the key things that helps us help people as best we can. If we’re not working on getting our minds in the right place, it’s a lot more difficult to help other people get their minds in the right place to take care of their bodies.
What do you think? Are personal development books a bunch of hogwash, or is there something to them? Do you have any favorites (my favorite so far is The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg)? I look forward to reading your answers in the comments.